Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prizeawinning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchmanas classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prizeawinning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the waras key players, Tuchmanas magnum opus is a classic for the ages. Praise for The Guns of August aA brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchillas statement that the first month of World War I was aa drama never surpassed.aaaNewsweek aMore dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrativeabeautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.aaChicago Tribune aA fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.aaThe New York Times a[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.aaThe Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.Praise for The Guns of August aA brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchillas statement that the first month of World War I was aa drama never surpassed.aaaNewsweek aMore ...
|Title||:||The Guns of August|
|Author||:||Barbara W. Tuchman|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2009-07-22|